Two-year-old child dies in Perry accident

A 2-year-old girl died in an accident just before midnight Thursday on Interstate 75 northbound, according to a news release from the Perry Fire Department.

The wreck occurred while all lanes of I-75 north were blocked as crews work another wreck near mile marker 136, the news release states.

The child was traveling in the front passenger seat in a child seat of the SUV, according to GSP. The driver of the SUV struck the rear of a tractor trailer that was either at a standstill or moving very slowly, the news release states.

The driver of the SUV was able to free himself from the wreckage, the news release states. Emergency crews extricated the child who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Check back with this story momentarily for more details.

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